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David Nicholas Wilkinson
Founder, Sole Director - guerilla films limited 1995 -
Chief Executive - Britannia Entertainment Limited 1982 - 1992
- Born December 1955 in Leeds (Also educated in Leeds).
- Entered the entertainment industry as an actor in 1970 in the title role in H M Tennant's West End revival production of The Winslow Boy.
- Throughout the seventies he played many leading roles in the theatre, television and film productions including the lead in Jack Flea's Birthday Celebration - Ian McKewan's screen debut, directed by Mike Newell; the juvenile lead in Arthur Hopcraft's TV series The Nearly Man directed by John Irvin and playing Stuart Sutcliffe in Richard Marquand's film Birth of the Beatles.
- He won a best actor theatre award for playing Alan Strang in Peter Shaffer's Equus.
- Pioneered the "Reverse Drama Co-Production" with the BBC.
Wilkinson has produced/executive produced the following productions:
To The Lighthouse.
Starring: Rosemary Harris, Michael Gough, Suzanne Bertish, Kenneth Branagh, Pippa Guard, T.P. Mckenna and Lynsey Baxter.
Based on the Virginia Woolf novel of the same name.
Silver Prize International Film & TV Festival of New York for Outstanding TV Drama.
Nominated for an Emmy Award.
Nominated for Best Single Drama - B.A.F.T.A.
Best Performance Award - Rosemary Harris - Locarno Film Festival.
The Weather In The Streets
Starring: Michael York, Lisa Eichorn, Joanna Lumley and Rosalind Ayres.
Based on the Rosamond Lehmann novel of the same name. Screenplay by Julian Mitchell, Director Gavin Millar.
The Britannia TV version won the Bronze Medal at the International Film and TV Festival of New York for Outstanding TV Drama.
Coast To Coast
Starring ; Lenny Henry, John Shea, Cherie Lunghi, Peter Vaughan, George Baker and Pete Postelthwaite
A British comedy road movie with a Tamla Motown soundtrack. (Lenny Henry's debut film)
I Is A Long Memoried Woman
A television recording of a dance/performance piece based on the poem by Grace Nichols.
Gold Medal for Outstanding Performing Arts Programme International Film & TV Festival of New York.
Prized Pieces Award; National Black Programming Consortium (USA)
Dylan Thomas: Return Journey
A television reworking of Bob Kingdom's successful Broadway show.
Directed by Anthony Hopkins. (Anthony Hopkins' debut as a director for the screen)
A British/Dutch/American production.
Wilkinson with Anthony Hopkins,
Bob Kingdom and the film crew.
James Herriot's Yorkshire
(Also co-screenplay/ 2nd unti director plus appearance)
A widescreen film of the best selling book starring Christopher Timothy which became a best selling video.
Wilkinson with Chris Timothy and
Alf White ( James Herriot)
Other productions include - Le Cirque Imaginaire (British/French co-production), Elements of Acting, The Wanderer, How to Kill, London Underground (British/German co-production), A Very English Madam (co-wrote), Fred Trueman Bowls You Over.
Wilkinson and Fred Trueman
Wilkinson has also produced many Pop Promos and Talking Books.
Wilkinson is the UK sales agent for one of France's top production companies - Les Films du Losange. Since 1990 he has had the exclusive sales rights to twenty three films directed by some of France's most eminent film makers - Eric Rohmer, Barbet Schroeder, Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc Godard, Jacques Rivette, Roger Planchon etc.
Wilkinson has also set up a small cinema/video distribution division for his own and other's films. His most notable titles are Michael Radford's Another Time, Another Place and Ademir Kenovic's Perfect Circle.
He was the first UK video distributor to sell direct via the Internet.